Curling involves sliding stones on an ice sheet towards a target area that is divided into four concentric circles. Curling originate in Canada. It is similar to shuffleboard and boules. Two teams of four people each take turns sliding polished granite stones (also known as rocks) across an ice curling sheet toward their house. The circular target is marked on the surface. Each player will throw two stones from each team. Each team has eight stones. The object of the game is to accumulate maximum points. Points are earned for the stones closest to the center of the house at each end. Both teams must have thrown all eight stones once. A game is usually composed of eight to ten endings.
By causing the stone’s slide to slow rotate, the player can create a curve, also known as curl. Two sweepers using brushes or brooms can influence the path of the rock by accompanying it on its slide down the sheet. The sweepers then sweep the ice in the front of it. “Sweeping rocks” reduces friction. This makes the stone travel straighter (with less curl), and farther. There are many factors that go into selecting the right path and placing a stone in the right place for each situation. This is where teamwork and strategy play a key role. Curlers’ skills determine how the stone will perform in the particular circumstances. Let see some Important rules of curling.